SC Business Review - Upcoming Guests
July 23, 2014
Ex-Investment Banker Carves Success With Oyster Knife
Three years ago, our next guest decided to call it quits on a thirteen-year career as an investment banker and instead, took the entrepreneurial plunge and became a knife-maker. Not just any knives but one, in particular, that would become an award-winning oyster knife from Garden and Gun magazine's Made in the South awards.
Mike Switzer interviews Greenville native Chris Williams, founder of the Williams Knife Company.
July 24, 2014Columbia SC Economy Picking Up Steam
Our state capital is not only home to state government, but to six sizeable universities including the University of South Carolina (with over 30,000 students living and going to school in the city center), three major hospitals, large insurance technology companies and the nation's largest Army training facility...just to name of few of the city's economic engines. And our next guest is doing all he can to not only attract more to the area, but to retain and work with what the city already has.
Mike Switzer interviews Ryan Coleman, director of economic development at the city of Columbia.
July 25, 2014Picking, Collecting, and Selling on the Rise in SC
Surfing TV channels these days, it's hard to not come across a reality show about auctions, storage unit auctions, pawn shops, and the hobby known as "picking". And likewise almost every neighborhood seems to have at least 5 yard sales every Saturday morning, and many selling their finds in consignments shops, antique malls, and on eBay. Our next guest sees this trend continuing to rise as people look to supplement income, downsize their lifestyle, or liquidate estates of relatives.
Mike Switzer interviews Holli Roberts, an auctioneer with McGee Auction Gallery in West Columbia.
July 28, 2014SC Business Update From John “SwampFox” Warner
A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing South Carolina's business community.
July 29, 2014Are Boomers Ready for Retirement?
According Pew Research, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 today and every day for the next 19 years. Our next guest says that as these boomers contemplate retirement, they have some important questions to ask and decisions to make.
Mike Switzer interviews Rob DeHollander, a certified financial planner with Dehollander and Janse in Greenville, SC.
July 30, 2014LowCountry Mom Discovers Entrepreneurship By Entertaining Kids
As a mother herself, our next guest says she recognized the extreme amount of stress that planning a child’s party can put on parents, because she experienced it herself. So she set out to alleviate that stress, the shopping, organizing, and planning, by creating a company that would allow her clients to sit back, relax and enjoy that special day with their child.
Mike Switzer interviews Corrie Silvers, founder of Teacups and Trucks, based in Charleston.
July 31, 2014Should SC Students be Required to Learn Pros and Cons of Evolution?
Most businesses would agree that the topic of education is very important to them. And this is why we discuss it from time to time. Most recently was about a month ago when our regular Monday morning guest, John Warner, who at the time was a member of our state's Education Oversight Committee, mentioned that he voted against the EOC's recommendation to require biology students to construct scientific arguments that both support and discredit evolution. This morning we have the other side of that vote for you.
Mike Switzer interviews Phillip Bowers, a nuclear safety specialist with Duke Energy and member of the Education Oversight Committee who voted for that proposal, which, by the way, was not adopted by the state board of education.
August 01, 2014Charleston Entrepreneurs Gather to Share Ideas
Many times, getting together with like minds can be one of the best ways for small business owners to share ideas and best practices that will help them to succeed. And that's why a LowCountry entrepreneurial organization has recently launched a series of forums to accomplish just that.
Mike Switzer interviews John Osborne, co-founder and director of the Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Charleston.